CWC, Naya World & DNM Connect are pleased to announce the following key speakers
for SIDI 2012: H.E. Sheikh Abdullah Zainal Alireza, Minister of Commerce & Industry KSA;
Saheh Alnazha, President & COO, Tasnee; Fahad. Al-Semari, Director, Saudi Aramco
Entrepreneurship Centre; Ahmed M Abdulkarim, Deputy Governor – Strategic Development,
SAGIA – CEO, Cadre; Ibrahim A Al Asseri, Executive Vice President, Zahran Holding.
Saudi Innovation, Diversification & Investment (SIDI) Forum & Exhibition 2012 is taking
place at the Al Faisaliah Hotel, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on 25–27 March 2012. The event will
focus on ‘industry led job creation’, the role of the private sector and the incentives and
opportunities being implemented by the Government and stakeholders.
The Forum and Exhibition is fully supported by HH Dr Turki Al Saud, Vice President for Research
Institutes at KACST, as well as Ahmed Abdulkarim, CEO of the Cadre Economic City who is
responsible for the manpower development that will form the backbone of the multibillion dollar
Economic City developments at the heart of the Kingdom’s economic strategy. Saudi Aramco is also
playing a key role both in the ‘Entrepreneurship 101’ Workshop and within the forum main agenda
which will directly promote partnerships and cluster development.
SIDI will focus on industrial development and local content strategies that will add real commercial
value to the private sector and that will diversify the economic outlook of the Kingdom. SIDI looks at
how localisation strategies directly impact technology transfer and the development of talent and
For further information contact:
The CWC Group
+44 20 7978 0020
NOTES TO EDITORS: about the organisers
The CWC Group is an award-winning company which specialises in energy and infrastructure, developing
knowledge, creating commercial opportunities and strategic solutions for government and industry by offering
professional training, conferences and exhibitions.
For the second time, The CWC Group has been awarded the Queens Award for Enterprise: International Trade;
the first time in 2007 and the second in 2011. This is made on the advice of the Prime Minister and awarded
by HM The Queen.
Naya World is a leading business development company working closely within the telecoms and industrial
sectors of Saudi Arabia. Naya World is a major supporter of educational reforms in the Kingdom for both men
and women and actively promotes the engagement of entrepreneurs across its networks.
CWC Group Ltd, Regent House, 16–18 Lombard Road, London, SW11 3RB, United Kingdom
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